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RATINGS: 947   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Saison-Brett, based on our very popular Tank 7, is assertively dry hopped, then bottle conditioned with various yeasts, including Brettanomyces, a wild strain that imparts a distinctive earthy quality. Though this farmhouse ale was given three months of bottle age prior to release, further cellaring will continue to enhance the “Brett” character, if that’s what you’re after.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10255) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Straw color. White head. Funky aroma with dirt, hay, barnyard aromas and hints of lemon. Flavor is dry and earthy, a bit of wet hay and some great bretty notes. Good stuff. This will age for years IMO.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2010
7fity of the 2009. Pours hazy straw yellow with a huge pillowy head. Aroma is brett-a-riffic with citrus and soap. Flavor is grassy and lemony, and definitely brings the funk. Dry finish and light on the standard saison spiciness. Effervescent carbonation and light mouthfeel. World class.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2010
Bottle. Pale hazy orange color with a big ivory-colored head. Good retention, chunky lacings. The aroma is clean and refreshing with notes of lemon peel, tangerines, wheat crackers, mild brett and well integrated hop notes. The taste is very refreshing with a gentle sweetness and a mildly tart complement. A light malty backbone is coupled with lovely fruit notes of lemon and tangerine. Clean brett aromas and well integrated hop notes. The finish is dry with a light bitterness to it and tart citric notes. No sign of the alcohol. Moderate body, effervescent character. A lovely beer - refreshing and easy to drink but still lots of character.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (8028) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2010
Bottle. Poured a hazy gold with small particles and a nice thick white head. Aroma was quite earthy with some floral and citrus notes. Flavor had notes of flowers and fruity and a bit of underlying earthiness and spice. It was quite dry on the tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2011 Batch 2008-1 bottle thanks to soonah!
Crazy foamy white head atop hazy gold-straw colored body that is heavily carbonated. Almost no saison left in the nose, just full on yet balanced brett in strong citrus, light hay, and a creamy note. The flavor is similar but dryer, hints of pepper and yeast in the finish to smooth the brett out. Lightly biting body, hints of soap and the brett goes into overdrive as it warms. Should have drank this sooner for more balance and nuance. Multiple samples later and I like this way more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
frizzzzle (76) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 10, 2010
Pours a light yellow, effervescent, with an explosion of frothy white head. Smells of tart apples and a funky musk. Flavor is pleasant and more mild than expected. It’s mostly sweet and faintly tart with a light grassy hop background. Despite the bubbles on the pour, the carbonation isn’t overwhelming at all. Finishes slightly sticky, but it’s by no means a heavy beer. Easily drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2010
Pours hazy yellow. Nose is dank funk and horseblanket, spicey, clove, semi sweet malt, hay. Flavor is funky, near sour, mild grapefruit, grassy. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TopTekeUWM (25) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2010
picked up the bottle in Indy. poured a pale yellow with white head. has the nose of citrusy spicy, and floral aromas. It felt overcarbonated at first but i let it settle down a bit and it became much better. beer finishes dry and the brett comes out nicely, not overpowering but a nice sour note that balances with the spicy flavors. Solid beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mbsmith (72) - Missouri, USA - JAN 7, 2010
Bottle(s) from Gomer’s Lee’s Summit. Read otakuden’s review, mine can’t do this justice. Shines like yellow straw in the sun. Head is soft and creamy and lingers perfectly, finally fading into lacing as you drink it away. The small bubbles of carbonation constantly rising seem like evidence of the lively brett. From the second it hits your tongue it dances through to the finish. So much going on i can’t describe it well- yeast and light spices, brett earthiness, classic saison flavors, tart (and yet soft!) fruits... it’s just too complex for my vocabulary. Hops are not overdone at all, i almost forget about them with so much else i’m trying to pinpoint but then they provide a wonderful, slightly dry finish. With some age the fruity characters fade into barnyard funk. I love it fresh, as opposed to over 6 months old, but think it is going to be killer with a couple years of age. So buy as much as you can, drink half now, cellar half for a few years.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2010
(Sample Date: 7/18/2009 Source:Other) Bottle 09752 of 1150 courtesy of Immy. Bretty floral perfume in the aroma. Earthy funk and spicy Belgian yeast character. Cloudy yellow golden with huge rocky white head. Grainy flavor with Brett and a earthy funk towards the finish. Very peppery spiciness. Finish is quite dry and spicy.

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